Saturday, January 06, 2007


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It's Trump versus Rosie: The Game

With the Battle of the Bigmouths showing no signs of abating, a new game has hit the Internet in which players can make Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell punch and kick each other for points.

Press the space bar and they unleash their secret weapons: Rosie whips Trump with a snakelike tongue; Trump clobbers Rosie with his lethal comb over.

There are trash-talking bubbles, too. "You're a hot bag of wind with bad hair," Rosie's reads. "Lowlife," Trump's declares.


Taegan Goddard's Political Wire


Hot Air

Welcome to the world’s first full-service conservative Internet broadcast network!

Internet video is booming. Apple’s iTunes store has sold a gazillion videos since its debut. YouTube gets more traffic than the New York Times web site. And politically-oriented video is on the rise:

These efforts have one thing in common: they are all produced by liberals for liberals.

I formed Hot Air Network, LLC, to bring ideological diversity—because we all love diversity–to the videoblogging world. And because it looked like a lot of fun. Two of the most cutting-edge bloggers on the Right have joined me in my cyberquest: video editing whiz Bryan Preston and the almighty Allah Pundit. Allah likes to think of us as a little Internet garage band. Only we’re playing in three separate home offices and a basement. But you get the idea.

Our mission at Hot Air is to:

So, tune in. Turn on. And drop us a tip or two or three. We’re here to fight hot air with Hot Air. Fill ‘er up.

Michelle Malkin
Founder, Hot Air


AMERICAblog: A blog for a great nation that deserves the truth


Go Fug Yourself

1. What is this "fug"? I've never heard of it.

"Fug" comes from "fugly," which is a contraction of "fantastically ugly" (or an f-word more prurient, if you like, but we are clean and delightful young ladies who don't engage in that kind of filth, dammit).

Here's some etymology for you:

fug•ly (adj.)
frightfully ugly; of or pertaining to something beyond the boundaries of normal unattractiveness. Ex: "That 'Kabbalists Do It Better' trucker hat is fugly."

fug (n.)
1. A state of extreme ugliness. Ex: "The level of fug at the Video Music Awards is always hard to stomach."

2. A proper name for someone possessed of eternal heinousness, as Chloe Sevigny: "Oh look, there's Fug, looking all miserable and dour in her black turtleneck and white frilly farm dress."

fug•ging (v.)
The act of posting on one's blog in order to identify something excruciatingly ugly. Ex: "Hey, I am fugging Li'l Kim again for wearing only a tiny piece of cloth."


Britney Spears ~ The Official Site

Dear Fans,

It has been a while since I've addressed you personally here on my official website. The last couple of years have been quite a ride for me, the media has criticized my every move and printed a skewed perception of who I really am as a human being.Behind every decision I have made in my public life there always seems to be an apparent contradiction. I have come to terms with that which is why I usually don't pay much attention to it.

The last couple of years have been very enlightening for me and now that I've had the time to be "me", I've been able to sit down and think about where I want to go with myself as an entertainer with absolutely no strings attached. I am now more mature and feel like I am finally "free". I've been working so hard on this new album and I can't wait for you all to hear it and to go on tour again! I would like to exclusively tell you that I am working hard to release the new album sometime later this year, but the date is of course not certain yet. I look forward to coming back this year bigger and better than ever, and to also reaching out to my fans on a more personal level. I noticed today that one of my biggest fansites is shutting down soon and I want you all to know that I do understand all the reasons that went behind making that decision, and I am sad to see it closing. If I were you I'd be unhappy too if I had to read what I've been reading every day. But trust me, I get it. I know I've been far from perfect and the media has had a lot of fun exaggerating my every move, but I want you all to know that I love my fans so much, and I appreciate everything you have done for me, so Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!


Bad News Britney Fans!

This girl is full of empty promises!

Despite her assertions today - posted in a letter to her fans on her official website - promising that she was going to do right by us, Britney Spears continues to live in a world full of wrong.

The hard-partying mother of two continued her wild, restless streak Thursday night.

Spears and crew hit up West Hollywood club Area, where they partied until the early morning hours.

The night before?

She went partying as well!

And she looked wrecked at club Les Deux in Hollywood on Wednesday.

We don't feel sorry for Britney any more.

Her fans are deserting her, and she's only brought it upon herself.



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Friday, January 05, 2007


The Consumerist - Shoppers bite back.

Welcome to the Consumerist

Welcome, internet, to The Consumerist, the latest title from Gawker Media. The Consumerist loves to shop, and is reconciled to utilities, but hates paying for shoddy products, inhumane customer support, and half-assed service.

Each week The Consumerist will guide you through the delinquencies of retail and service organizations. The Consumerist will highlight the persistent, shameless boners of modern consumerism -- and the latest hot deals, discounts, and freebies around.

Join us. You'll tell us when you've been royally screwed by yet another company, and we'll channel your rage. Together we will storm the revolving doors of faceless corporations to call them naughty words for genitals, and they will begin to fear us.

The Consumerist. Capitalism is broken. We'll help you fix it.


The Apprentice Season 6 on NBC: Los Angeles


Amazon Price Watch


I first want to thank everybody for using this website. The response
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money! It is your money that can be saved before and after your

This website is designed to check prices daily. If the
price of your items drop, then you will receive a single message
detailing the new price. If the price drops within 30 days of
purchasing an item, you can request a refund for the difference. The
e-mail you will receive when the price drops, has a link to the
support page where you can request your refund. This service is also
very helpful if you wish to purchase an item, and you are willing to
wait for a much better price.


Amazon's Gold Box - special reductions

Thursday, January 04, 2007


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Harvard Economists Visibly Dead Inside (an awful recruiting video and two spoofs)

Whenever we traffic in Ivy stereotypes, it's mostly in jest. The Brown blazers, the Princeton tweedies, the Yale omnisexuals. We're just having fun -- it's not like these horrific caricatures actually exist.

If only. Thanks to the combined power of YouTube and the public servants at Inside Higher Ed, we will never have to apologize for another object-in-Harvardian-rectal-cavity remark again. Because somewhere in the bowels of Harvard's economics department, someone thought it would be a good idea to make a welcome video for incoming students. And who do they choose as the department's public face? The respected Harvey Mansfield Amartya Sen? The beloved Greg Mankiw? Nope. They choose John Y. Campbell and Edward L. Glaeser, two professors who undoubtedly mean well, but whose screen presence rates somewhere between that of Al Gore and a modest pile of cucumber salad.

The results, below, are tremendous. Just don't forget to pinch yourself every ten seconds as a reminder that these people are real -- and utterly oblivious to their own absurdity. (Not for long: a repentant Ed Glaeser called the video "an act of folly" in an e-mail to Inside Higher Ed.) Also, is it just us or is Glaeser doing a spot-on Steve Carrell?:


IvyGate: The Ivy League blog. News, gossip, sex, sports and more at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton & Yale

The posting that started it all

The Aleksey Vayner CV Video

Impossible is the Opposite of Possible

This was a damn' scream. Wow, Michael Cera posting a u2b -- and spoofing some Yale douche to boot. You go, little dude. :)

New Year's Greetings from my Bubby

Montreal grandmother Hanna Tennenhaus doesn't own a computer and until recently had never heard of the popular everyman video-broadcast website YouTube.
Doesn't matter. In the last 48 hours, Tennenhaus has become the toast of the website thanks to a New Year's greeting she recorded for her family.
It's an impressive family that includes four children, 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren (with three more on the way.)
"YouTube? Does that have something to do with U-boats?" Tennenhaus, 83, asked with a laugh when reached by telephone yesterday.
Tennenhaus's flash fame is a testament to the unpredictability of cyberspace, where, inexplicably, an otherwise unremarkable one-minute New Year's greeting from Grandma can surf its way to stardom.
Even ABC's television show Good Morning America has called to inquire about the segment.
As of midnight, her greeting was still being featured on the YouTube home page and had been watched 123,984 times.
The segment was listed in the site's Most Viewed and Top Favourites sections.
The video begins with Tennenhaus greeting her grandson at her front door before sitting down and sharing her New Year's wishes for her family and the world.
The clip had received 650 responses.
"Aww. I'd Love It If My Grandma Just Called," wrote Radiancexox in one post.
The clip was taped and posted by Tennenhaus's grandson, Shmuel, over the holidays. The 26-year-old Florida-based Internet-marketing consultant was visiting Montreal and showed up on his grandmother's doorstep with her New York Times in one hand and a mini-video recorder in the other.
"I didn't even have enough time to put on makeup," Tennenhaus said. "I spoke with Shmuel (yesterday) and I'm overwhelmed by the response. I'm quite shy actually and don't really like being in the limelight that much."

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


BradsDeals:: Over 2500 Handpicked Deals & Coupons

BradsDeals does two main things: it publishes the best handpicked online shopping deals everyday and it maintains a database of over 2000 free online coupons.

BradsDeals has been featured in the Wall Street Journal ("Brad is part sleuth, designer, market guru and publisher") (see), Crain's Chicago Business ("discounted products from big-name merchants") and PC World Magazine ("great deals here").


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Haochi Chen

    My name’s Haochi Chen, as you might already know. I am a web programmer, even though I am not really good at any of the program languages that I have learn,(C++, C#, PHP, MySQL, ASP, JavaScript, Java, XML, other non-programs are CSS and HTML) but it only took me less than half a year to know all these(except HTML)! Sure, that’s something, and I am getting ready for Perl, Python, JSP.

    More deeply, I am a 16 year old from the political battle ground in the United States - Ohio. I am currently a sophomore in a not-so-bad high school.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


The Blog | Larry Beinhart | The Huffington Post


The Blog Herald - the premier online resource for blogging news


Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing


Snap - search engine

Snap — The other way to Search

Snap is a new search engine that offers a very different alternative to the Big Search, Text-In, Text-Out, method. Snap is visual. Snap is fast. Snap is Interactive.

The Snap Difference #1:    Fast Visual Display of Results Previews

We believe the visual display of data along with text is better than text alone. Users can better judge a result to be good for their search if they see it rather than read it. When Snap returns results, we show you a preview of the result. The Snap Results-Left/Preview-Right interface concept eliminates much of the guesswork of search, and thus greatly reduces the number of unproductive back and forth clicks to determine if a site is worth your time. We call this Fast Browsing.


ChaCha Search - Connect and search


hakia Search Engine Beta

hakia is building the Web's new "meaning-based" search engine with the sole purpose of improving search relevancy and interactivity, pushing the current boundaries of Web search. The benefits to the end user are search efficiency, richness of information, and time savings. 

The basic promise is to bring search results by meaning match - similar to the human brain's cognitive skills - rather than by the mere occurrence (or popularity) of search terms. hakia's new technology is a radical departure from the conventional indexing approach, because indexing has severe limitations to handle full-scale semantic search. 

hakia's capabilities will appeal to all Web searchers - especially those engaged in research on knowledge intensive subjects, such as medicine, law, finance, science, and literature.




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Monday, January 01, 2007


Don't overload your donkey cart


Japanese New Year celebration

A troupe of dancers in skin-colored body suits had Japanese national broadcaster NHK apologizing to viewers of its New Year's Eve music special for what seemed to be a full-scale Janet Jackson-style wardrobe malfunction.

The dancers, who all appeared to be topless and wore skimpy bikini-style bottoms and feathered head-dresses, covered the stage during a performance by singer DJ OZMA, prompting about 250 viewers to phone in and complain.

"The dancers were wearing body suits, but we apologize for any misunderstanding," a presenter announced toward the end of the 57th annual "Red and White Song Contest".

"I guess it looked a bit too real," local media quoted the singer as telling reporters after the show, which regularly tops viewer ratings on New Year's Eve in Japan.

Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" Live (LA, Dec. 31, 2006)

Not Just a Number (posted June 21, 2006)

Ava Lowery on CNN


Peace Takes Courage

Ava Lowery is the 16 year old peace activist from Alabama behind the website,, and has received an amazing amount of attention. Ava's animations show the multidimensional tragedy of the Iraq war- losses of brave young soldiers to American families, and loss of innocent civilians in Iraq. Poignant and raw, Ava's youth and sincerity has attracted support from a broad base of both soldiers and activists. But her unflappable determination has drawn its share of persecution, as well. Ava received death threats from angry Bush supporters after a particularly tragic piece, "WWJD," a heartbreaking montage of photos of wounded and bloodied Iraqi children shown while a child sings "Jesus Loves Me." Many wonderful people came to Ava's defense. Cindy Sheehan wrote an article of support for her "new friend... (who) is disgusted with the war and with the Bush regime." In July of 2006 she was awarded the Buzzflash "Wings of Justice" award. Ava also received strong support from friends in the blog world, and received a warm welcome at the highly successful Yearlykos Convention. These and many more friends have helped Ava's animations receive media acclaim (NYT, CNN, The Rolling Stone, etc...) and reach an unbelievable audience of Americans who are eager to learn the truth about the Iraq War. TO


YouTube videos

We Will Remember


Unclaimed Territory - by Glenn Greenwald


Crooks and Liars » Mike's Blog Round Up - Political blog


The MondoGlobo Network


Wiki - AboutUs

a website about websites that you can edit


Best (and Worst) Ads of '06 -

James Brown - I Feel Good


Booman Tribune ~ A Progressive Community


AlterNet: The Most Popular Top 10 Lists of 2006



Because it's not about Right or Left, it's about Right and Wrong.

Aside from being named Time Magazine's 2006 "Person of the Year", Brad is an investigative citizen journalist/blogger, political commentator and broadcaster.

Just some of the many notable national stories he's broken on his blog include "The White House Website Scrubbing", the "Tom Feeney/Clint Curtis/Yang Enterprises Vote-Rigging Scandal", the story of the phony GOP front group, "American Center for Voting Rights", the E-Voting Machine "Sleepover" controversy in San Diego's Busby/Bilbray U.S. House Special Election and his continuing coverage of Electronic Voting Machine companies such as Diebold who are destroying American democracy. He has been reporting on other stories closely related to Election Integrity since at least November 3rd, 2004.


Ten Video Moments from 2006 - 10 Zen Monkeys (a webzine)


The Coffee House | TPMCafe

TPMCafe is a public meeting place to read about and discuss politics, culture and public life in the United States. The site hosts both blogs and public discussion areas.



AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of dozens of other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire citizen action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, and health care issues. Our editorial mix underscores a commitment to fairness, equity and global stewardship, and making connections across generational, ethnic and issue lines. AlterNet serves as a reliable filter, keeping hundreds of thousands of people well-informed and engaged, helping them cope with a culture of information overload and resist the constant commercial media onslaught. Our aim is to stimulate, motivate, and engage.


The Rude Pundit

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News and other videos



Tired of Spin in the No Spin Zone? Wanting some Hardball but tired of a host that tosses NERF balls? This blog takes no prisoners and offers no quarter on issues of your security in today's dangerous world. We don't care if you agree or disagree with us. We only care that you think about what we write.


THE LIST: What's In and Out for 2007 (

Suddenly limits, just a hint of limits! The sheeple start taking the
computers out of their kids' rooms. Just enough of them ignore the
Decider. They unanimously reject the Gap's skinny black pants out of
simple respect for the ghost of Audrey Hepburn. They discover new
frontiers in shame via YouTube and then look askance. Our sense of
justice finally leads somewhere: Britney expunges Kevin; Jim kisses
Pam; your husband finally realizes that phone in his ear makes him
look like a dork.

You go outside, kick off those ill-thought Crocs, and birdies sing
fleeting songs of $2 gas. That slight rustling sound? It's millions
of teenagers pulling up their pants an inch -- the new look. A prim,
white-haired man in a pinstriped suit soothingly yet sternly commands
an army of young fashionistas to "make it work," and the weird thing
is, they do. Make it work has somehow auf'd stay the course, and you
resolve to go on living, and immediately set about making your List.

Post staff writer (and "List" czar) Hank Stuever will be online
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007 at noon to discusses the Style section's annual
compendium of what's in and what's out.

Sunday, December 31, 2006


39 Second Single

Dating stories so bad they mist be true



JEFF JARVIS blogs about media and news at He is associate professor and director of the interactive journalism program the City University of New York’s new Graduate School of Journalism. He is consulting editor of Daylife, a news startup. He is also consulting for The New York Times Company at on content development and strategy, and for Advance and other media companies. He writes a new media column for The Guardian. Until 2005, he was president and creative director of, the online arm of Advance Publications. Prior to that, Jarvis was creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly; Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News; TV critic for TV Guide and People; a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner; assistant city editor and reporter for the Chicago Tribune; reporter for Chicago Today. He says he is at work on a book.

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Since 1995 has served a devoted global audience of industrial designers ranging from students through seasoned professionals. Core77 publishes articles, discussion forums, an extensive event calendar, hosts portfolios, job listings, a database of design firms, schools, vendors and services. Core77 provides a gathering point for designers and enthusiasts alike by producing design competitions, lecture series, parties, and exhibits.


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